Cortland man charged with grand larceny

CORTLAND, N.Y. – A Cortland man was arrested in Orlando, Florida after being accused of stealing personal items and money from his family members, the Cortland County Sheriff's Department said.

Mark DeLang, 24, has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. A person is charged with third-degree grand larceny if they are accused of stealing more than $3,000 worth of property.

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Mark DeLang

Mark DeLang (Cortland County Sheriff's Department)

According to family members, DeLang stole money and personal items from his parents while they were away on vacation in November 2015. DeLang had been living with his parents at their Cortland home at the time, according to Lt. Todd Caufield with the Cortland County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators were able to locate and recover some of the stolen items at local pawn shops and retail stores in the city of Cortland.

After attempting to locate DeLang in the Cortland area with negative results, authorities received information that DeLang was in the Orlando, Florida area.

He was taken into custody by the Orlando Police Department on Feb. 6. He was arrested as a fugitive from justice on the warrant for grand larceny out of Cortland County.

Investigators from the Cortland County Sheriff's Office traveled to Orlando on Monday and extradited DeLang back to Cortland County.

DeLang was arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court Wednesday and taken to Cortland County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

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